Posts tagged charcoal
My Evolution as a Painter, David Shevlino

I became enthralled with art when I was in my early teens in mid- 1970's.  My first exposure to painting was through books about the old masters I found at a neighbor’s yard sale.  I grew up near NYC and eventually started making trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I would take a sketch pad and draw from the sculpture.  I was also making copies of paintings at home from all the books I could get my hands on.  My interest naturally gravitated toward the 15th through 19th century.  At that time I had no interest in modern or contemporary art.

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How Important is Drawing to my Working Practise? Haidee-Jo Summers

Occasionally I come across a student whose face drops when I mention the discipline of drawing practice. Somewhere along the line they have picked up the belief that drawing skills elude them and are nursing a hope that it’s not that important to being able to paint, which is what they really want to do anyway. After all there are plenty of techniques out there to lean on if your drawing skills are lacking – grids, tracing, projecting, carbon transfer paper…although admittedly these things are not so easy to use in the field.

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